Sunday, July 15, 2007

wrap yourself in silk

Silken Straw Wrap

Silken Straw is a versatile yarn. Knit or crochet it tightly with small needles or hook and it makes a sturdy bag. Change to large needles and it flows beautifully.

The Silken Straw Wrap is the perfect way to take advantage of that beautiful drape. Here's the pattern.

Materials - 2 hanks of Silken Straw yarn, 24" size US13

Cast on 3 stitches.
K1, kfb, knit to the end.
Repeat this row to the end of the first hank of yarn.

Join second hank.
K1, k2tog, knit to the end.
Repeat this row until 3 stitches remain.
Bind off. Weave in ends.

The wrap is a square made from point to point. In the photo above, it's folded in half into a rectangle and draped around the shoulders. Perfect for covering up from the sun or late night walks on the water's edge!

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